Martin Reader

Headmaster at Cranleigh School


Mr Martin Reader is Headmaster and is currently Vice Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association (Chair 2018). He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he was an Exhibitioner in English and English Literature. He Continued at Oxford reading for an MPhil in English Studies (1100-1500). Whilst at Oxford, he played for the university at rugby and was on the bench at the Varsity Match. He also has an MBA in School Leadership International from Hull University.

Mr Reader began his teaching career at St Edward’s Oxford, before moving to Oundle School and then to Reigate Grammar School where he was Senior Deputy Head. Prior to moving to Cranleigh, he was Headmaster of Wellington School, Somerset for eight years.

Mr Reader is married to Amanda and they have two children who were both educated at Cranleigh. He remains a sports fan and is also a trustee of Hawk and Owl Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


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